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Project Qatar to showcase fire-redardant concrete

Second time exhibitor at Project Qatar, Gulf Perlite LLC will showcase its range of fire-retardant concrete.

Perlite is used instead of sand or gravel to create ligtweight concrete that is fire-retardant.
Perlite is used instead of sand or gravel to create ligtweight concrete that is fire-retardant.

For Gulf Perlite LLC, Project Qatar is all about awareness and promotion of its lightweight insulation concrete.

As a second time exhibitor, Emir Ergec, Techincal engineer, explains that the properties of the concrete make it unique: “Foam concrete is used extensively in construction, however, perlite is 100% volcanic rock and is nothing like a polymer-based product.”

Perlite aggregate consists of expanded perlite, sized for use in lightweight fire retardant (resistant up to four hours) insulating concrete, replacing sand or gravel.

“Used throughout the Gulf region, Perlite is used within a number of industries and one such industry is construction. We work with all the ready-mixers and contractors to provide concrete density solutions, ranging from 400 up to 2,000.

"At the lighter densities, anything less than 1,000 per cubic material, it becomes a lightweight insulating concrete which contributes to the thermal insulation of the building.

“As per ASTM, we are the only company that offers insulating concrete within the Gulf.”

Involved in a number of projects within the GCC, ranging from commercial and residential, the product is also suitable for plastering applications, “frequently used in Bahrain,” Ergec explains. “Because the material is lightweight and porous in structure, the product is both thermal and self-insulating and is employed by manufacturers worldwide.”

Visit Gulf Perlite LLC at D167
 

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